EHS grad Sperka makes way into NCAA basketball tourney
Former New Berlin Eisenhower High School standout Kelsey Sperka is on her way to the NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament.
Sperka plays for the University of Evansville, which completed a stirring run through the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament last weekend.
Evansville, with a 4-14 MVC record, was seeded ninth in the event, but won four games to claim the title. It became the first ninth seed to ever win the MVC crown.
The Purple Aces downed eighth seed Southern Illinois, 58-53, then upset top seed Illinois State, 73-60, in the second round. They downed fourth seed Bradley, 84-81, in overtime in the semifinal and finished with a 47-45 triumph over second seed Creighton in the final game.
Sperka, the 2007-08 CNI All-Suburban Player of the Year, contributed a key assist to give Evansville the lead in the game against Creighton.
She averaged two points for the Aces (15-18), with a single-game high of six points. She also scored five points when Evansville beat UW-Milwaukee, 62-61, in overtime during the season. That game matched former Eisenhower teammates Sperka and Stephanie Schell for UWM.
Local hockey players help team win state title
Alex Stemberger, Scott Johnson and Jake Klenz of Muskego and Nathan Egofske of New Berlin all played on the Waukesha Warhawks Squirt hockey team that won the state championship in Madison last weekend.
Waukesha beat the Madison Patriots, 11-0, then downed Portage County, 4-1, in early rounds.
In the title game, Waukesha beat the Green Bay Bobcats, 3-2, in overtime. Egofske stopped a penalty shot that would have tied the game, then Riley Tighe of Pewaukee put in the winning shot in overtime.
Also scoring in the title game were Nic Koerber of Delafield and Alex Keck of East Troy.
Eric Engdahl was the head coach, and his assistants were Mark Stemberger, Peter Keck and Mike Smith.
Eisenhower Generals set football registration
The New Berlin Eisenhower Generals of the All-American Youth Football League will conduct registration for the 2009 season from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, April 4 and 25, in the cafeteria of Eisenhower High School.
The program is open to children entering third through eighth grades who live in the Eisenhower School District. There are no residency requirements for third- and fourth-graders.
The cost is $225 per player, and parents should bring a driver's license for proof of residency. For details, e-mail Matt Kern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West grad Wisniewski named league's top frosh
Ben Wisniewski, a New Berlin West graduate, was rewarded for his fine season with the Edgewood College men's basketball team by winning freshman of the year honors in the Northern Athletics Conference.
Wisniewski, a guard, averaged 15.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2 assists and led the conference in 3-point shooting at 49 percent for the season. He helped the Eagles win the NAC North Division crown with an 11-5 mark. Edgewood was 13-13 overall.
He also made the all-conference second team.
Eisenhower sets hoops camp for first-, second-grade girls
The Eisenhower High School girls basketball program is offering the Lion Cub Basketball Camp, a fundamental camp for first- and second-grade girls. This camp will be held at Elmwood School from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, March 23 and 30, and Tuesdays, March 24 and 31.
All ability levels are welcome. This camp is designed for the participants to learn and enjoy the game. It will be facilitated by Eisenhower varsity coach Gary Schmidt, jayvee coach Tom Vanderhoef, the Eisenhower staff and members of the team.
All girls will receive fundamental instruction including group drills, stations and contests.
The cost of $40 per camper covers a T-shirt. Registration forms are available on the school district Web site (nbps.k12.wi.us under "Friday Folder Flyers."
Campers may also register by mailing their T-shirt size and submitting a check payable to Eisenhower Girls Basketball to Ike Girls Basketball Boosters, c/o Borkenhagen, 4250 S. Regal Manor Drive, New Berlin, WI, 53151.
Bay Lane eighth-graders repeat as league champions
The eighth-grade boys basketball team from Muskego's Bay Lane Middle School posted a 13-0 record this season.
In the Southeast Conference tournament held at Whitnall Middle School, Bay Lane beat St. Francis and Oak Creek West to earn the right to play in the championship game against Whitnall Middle School for the title and emerged with a 48-41 victory.
This was Bay Lane's second straight undefeated season and SEC championship.
Members of the team, coached by Mike Pepper, were Royce Pochowski, Robert Holschuh, Josh Breider, Jake Wycklendt, Cole Shaffer, Robby Sindic, Dominic Scaffidi, A.J. Marshall, Xavier Jansen, Jeremy Starcke, Nick Oleniczak and Matt Weiher.
Eisenhower seniors sign letters of intent
A pair of New Berlin Eisenhower seniors signed national letters of intent for football on Feb. 4 at the high school.
Wide receiver Austin Selvick will attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and linebacker Cole Klotz chose Minnesota State University.
Selvick caught 37 passes for 614 yards and 14 touchdowns last season for the Lions. Klotz led the team in tackles with 64 and in assisted tackles with 31. He also had three tackles for losses, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Muskego fourth-graders win Fond du Lac tourney
The Muskego Warriors fourth-grade Red boys basketball team took first place in the Fondy Junior Jam on Feb. 7 in Fond du Lac.
The team, which earlier won the Waukesha South Basketball Club Holiday Classic, improved its record to 23-1. It includes Joe Meyer, Ben Schaefer, Austin Young, Michael Lehner, Bryce Schure, Josh Kafonta, Ryan Wikel, Sam Platow, Riley Clemence and Ben Peschl and is coached by Ron Kafonta and Mark Clemence.
Local soccer players help team earn second in nationals
Andrija Novakovich, Leksi Prpa and Stefan Rokvic of Muskego helped the FC Alliance boys soccer team earn second place in the Kick It 3v3 World Championships recently in Orlando, Fla.
The Alliance defeated the top-ranked Chicago Flames, 7-4 in the semifinals of the tourney, which included 1,000 team representing most of the United States as well as several other countries.
The team qualified by winning its local tournament and a regional in Cedar Rapids,. Iowa. It is part of a larger FC Alliance team that competes in the Boys U12 Division in the Wisconsin State League at the premier level.
The team was coached by Milan Rokvic of Muskego.
Muskego's Stefaniak to continue football career at UW-Oshkosh
Muskego resident Ryan Stefaniak, a senior at Catholic Memorial High School, has committed to play football at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Stefaniak played strong safety for the 9-2 Crusaders last fall. He was named first team all-Classic 8 Conference, first-team all-Waukesha County and was a second team Associated Press all-state selection. He will play in the Midwest Senior Bowl on Saturday, July 11, at Carroll College.
Stefaniak plans to study business/real estate at UW-Oshkosh.
Eisenhower grad Crinzi helps UWW ear top rank
New Berlin Eisenhower High School graduate Danielle Crinzi helped the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater womens gymnastics team earn the top spot in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Poll released Feb. 24.
Crinzi, a senior at UWW, was ranked 13th in the all-around competition. Two of her teammates were also ranked in the all-around.
New Berlin Swim Club offers placements/tryouts
The New Berlin Swim Club, (NBSC), a competitive swim club for swimmers of various developmental levels, is offering swimming placements/tryouts. Call Pete at (414) 507-5520 for details.
The club offers a program that focuses on individual attention, age/skill level appropriate coaching.
Its goal is to help swimmers reach their potential by stressing fundamentals as well as fun and instilling confidence and self-esteem.
Swimmers are provided a positive, nurturing environment with coaches who instill confidence and self-esteem. For details, visit nbswim.org.
New Berlin Hills golfers holding membership drive
The New Berlin Hills Thursday Womens Nine-hole Golf League is looking for new members for the 2009 season.
League play will begins in May and continue through September. This year, there will be short season for teachers or anyone who wishes to play mid-June through mid-August.
For further information, contact Rita Marks at (262) 782-6351.
Preserve at Deer Creek seeking senior golfers
The Preserve at Deer Creek, 4285 S. Sunny Slope Road, New Berlin, is looking for senior men and women to join its Wednesday golf club.
The first meeting of the season will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the course clubhouse. For membership information, contact Leo Potochnik at (414) 423-4290.
Two FOG baseball teams recruiting for 2009 season
The Fundamentals Of the Game (FOG) U9 and U12 select baseball teams have openings for players for the 2009 season. Contact Bill Gasper at (262) 446-9710 or email@example.com for information.
Registration in progress for three-on-three tourney
Registration has begun for the DJ's Court Tourney, a three-on-three, co-ed basketball tournament to benefit the Christine Rathke Memorial Fund.
The 16-team, double-elimination tourney will be played from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Franklin High School gym. The fee is $60 per team. Each teams is allowed one substitute for a total of four players.
To enter, send a check for $60 made out to DJ Slater and a list of your team's players to Slater at 8516 W. Beacon Hill Drive, Franklin, WI, 53132. For details, contact Slater at (414) 416-2176 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations will be accepted and appreciated.
M & M Gymnastics taking winter/spring registrations
M & M Gymnastics, 16760 W. Victor Road, New Berlin, is accepting registrations for its winter/spring session, which will run through Monday, June 8.
Call (262) 789-6885 or visit mmgymnastics.com for a schedule of programs.
Southwest YMCA offers club for area triathletes
The Southwest YMCA, 11311 W. Howard Ave., Greenfield, has formed a triathlon club to bring together athletes and assist in training for local triathlons.
This club is for YMCA members and costs $25 per year.
Members will receive a training packet with information about how to train with the YMCA and training tips from pro triathlete Lauren Jensen.
Club members range from first-timers to pro-level triathletes.
For details, contact Jenna Lawdowski at (414) 329-3872.
Croatian Eagles recruiting youth soccer players
The Croatian Eagles Soccer Club has openings for the following youth teams: boys U7, U8, U9, U10 and U11, and girls U8, U9 and U10.
The Croatian Park soccer fields are located at 9100 S. 76th St., Franklin.
For further information on the Croatian Eagles program, contact Joe Schauer at (414) 870-8951.
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